Termination by the spouse or life partner on the tenant's death

On the death of your co-tenant, the rental agreement with you continues. You'll find a sample letter here if you wish to terminate your tenancy.

The answer in detail

Termination of the rental contract after the death of the spouse or partner

On the death of a tenant, the rental relationship is not automatically terminated. If persons close to the deceased tenant lived in the same household, such as the spouse, life partner, children or other relatives, the rental agreement continues with them. One day after the tenant's death, the tenant's legal heirs can usually give notice to terminate the rental agreement on the next statutory deadline. All the heirs must generally act together for the termination to be valid.

Our sample letter will help you.

Important documents
Vorlage Auflösung des Mietverhältnisses bei Tod des Mieters
allgemeiner rechtlicher Hinweis zum Thema Wohnungskündigung